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Discover the new updates and improvements to Himalayas.

Improved AI tools and automatic profile completion

Improved AI tools and automatic profile completion

You can now generate cover letters and resumes for jobs that aren’t on Himalayas

You can now use our AI cover letter generator and resume tool for any job, even those not listed on Himalayas. Just paste in a link or job description, and we’ll generate a personalized and tailored cover letter or resume in seconds. This means you can create a high-quality application for any job, no matter where you find it.

Import your resume and automatically fill out your Himalayas profile

You can now upload your resume or LinkedIn profile during onboarding and we’ll automatically fill out each section of your profile.

Improved search experience with useOptimistic

We’ve improved our job search experience by leveraging useOptimistic, one of the latest features of React. The new search experience should feel seamless and keep you right where you are. We’ve also fixed a number of issues in our search UI.

Optimized performance

As Himalayas continues to grow, we’ve continually invested in optimizing our platform to ensure a great user experience as traffic grows. While the site should feel faster, performance remains a continuous focus.

Himalayas Plus and free job posts

Himalayas Plus and free job posts
Himalayas Plus: A set of AI tools to aid your job search
We’re excited to launch Himalayas Plus, a suite of AI-powered tools to help you land your next remote job.
For $9 a month, you get:
  • A personal resume writer: You can use our AI-powered resume builder to automatically generate a unique resume for each job you are applying for. The AI resume writer takes into account your Himalayas profile and the job you’re applying for to create a professional, consistent resume.
  • A personalized cover letter for each job: Once you’ve polished your resume, you can use our AI cover letter writer to quickly generate a great cover letter that is personalized to the job and company you’re applying for.
  • Highlighted in our talent search: Your talent card will be featured in all relevant searches, helping you stand out from other candidates.
Keep in mind, our AI tools work best when your Himalayas profile is accurate and up-to-date. To get started, sign up to Himalayas, complete your profile and subscribe.

Free to post jobs, pay to promote

Job boards are only as good as the jobs on them, so we want to make it as easy as possible for companies to share their job openings with our community. That’s why we’ve decided to give you more control and flexibility over how you reach top talent through Himalayas.
Here's what's new:
  • Free jobs: Companies with complete profiles can now post jobs for free. Free jobs appear in all relevant search results, ordered by time of posting.
  • Promoted jobs: For $199, you can promote your job to the top of all relevant search results for 30 days. This gives your job maximum visibility and increases the number of views and applies by 20x (on average).
We believe this new pricing structure opens up Himalayas for companies of all sizes and helps you find the best talent for your open positions.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Improved search results by removing duplicate tags
  • Fixed slow queries to improve search performance and site stability

Speed and accessibility improvements

Speed and accessibility improvements
We haven’t posted a changelog in awhile, but that doesn’t mean we have stopped working on Himalayas. Here’s a summary of what we’ve released:

A faster and more accessible website

We’ve successfully migrated our Rails front-end to React Next.js App Router, which means we’re taking full advantage of React Server Components, streaming with Suspense, and accessible components powered by Radix improving the speed, accessibility, and reliability of Himalayas.

Extensive salary information for job roles

We’ve added salary information pages to provide comprehensive data about how remote employees are paid across countries, roles, and experience levels. We hope this makes compensation information for remote workers more transparent, helping remote job seekers and employees make more informed decisions.
We’ve also added salary information for individual companies so job seekers can get an overview of what they can expect. You can find this information by searching our remote company database, clicking on an individual company, then clicking on the salaries tab.

Location- and skill-based talent search

We’ve added a free talent search to the website. If you’re an employer, you can now find remote-ready talent by skill and country. This is just the start and we have a ton more planned for this feature.

Download Himalayas on your Android device

Himalayas is now available as a native app on the Google Play Store, providing you with another way to access all the features that Himalayas offers.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added options for employers to make their job posts standout
  • Converted Himalayas into a PWA
  • Released a beta version of in-built messaging
  • Users can now add experiences and company benefits with the help of AI
  • Added a billing dashboard. Invoices can now be downloaded from the site
  • Experimented with our search algorithm to combine vector and full-text search
  • Added native advertisements
  • Improved the speed of our remote jobs API

Experience level

Experience level

Filter jobs by experience level

You can now filter your job search based on your level of experience. We have defined our experience levels as follows:
  1. Entry-Level: These roles typically require little or no prior experience and are for individuals starting their careers.
  2. Mid-Level: These roles are for professionals with a moderate amount of experience in their field. They can handle more complex tasks and projects and may have some decision-making authority.
  3. Senior: Senior roles are for experienced professionals who are skilled in their field and capable of handling complex tasks and projects. They often have decision-making authority and may be responsible for leading and mentoring junior team members.
  4. Manager: Managers oversee a team or department and are responsible for setting goals, developing strategies, and ensuring their team's performance meets expectations. They typically have significant experience in their field and strong leadership skills.
  5. Director: Directors are responsible for overseeing multiple departments or larger business units. They set the strategic direction for their area of responsibility and make high-level decisions, often reporting to the top-level executives.
  6. Executive: Executives (such as CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, etc.) hold the highest level of seniority within an organization. They are responsible for setting the company's strategic direction, making major decisions, and managing overall performance.

Experience level on your profile

To help companies find the right candidates for their open roles, we've also added a seniority field to your profile. Make sure to update your profile to showcase your experience level and increase your chances of being discovered by potential employers.

Other fixes and improvements

We've made searching for remote jobs even easier by combining country residency and timezone into a single search filter. Now you can quickly and easily find jobs that match your preferred working hours and location.

Saved jobs + rewards

Saved jobs + rewards

Save jobs and apply later

You can now save jobs as you search for them and apply when you’re ready. We hope this streamlines your job search and helps you stay organized.

Himalayas rewards

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Safety Wing and Untitled UI to bring great discounts to the Himalayas community. If you’d like to offer our community a special offer, please reach out.
Members who have signed up and completed their profile can now access 40% off Remote Health from Safety Wing and 25% off Untitled UI.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added four day work week badge to search cards
  • Removed apply now on hover from job search
  • Assorted style improvements like our new avatar borders
  • Fixed major caching bug that was preventing signups and was under-recording job views and clicks

Job status tracking

Job status tracking

Automatically keep track of the jobs you’ve seen and applied for

If you’re logged in to your Himalayas account, we now automatically keep track of the jobs you’ve seen or applied to, so you don’t have to worry about tracking it.
This feature is particularly useful for those of you who are actively job searching and applying to multiple positions at once. With this feature, you can save time and avoid accidentally applying to the same job twice.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added sticky nav across the site
  • Significantly improved matching algorithm for weekly newsletter and matches
  • Reduced deploy time by 95%
  • Added Cloudflare caching to improve static pages for logged-out users.
  • Resolved issue causing progress card to not reflect removal of experience
  • Fixed empty states not showing up in some situations
  • Scrolling on the mobile nav no longer scrolls background
  • Addressed issue with nav bleeding into slideover
  • Fixed onboarding issue that was causing some users to get stuck
  • Fixed problem with iframes not showing up in rich text editor

Job matching

Job matching

Discover your best matches

At Himalayas, we’re constantly working to improve the remote job search experience for you. That’s why we’re excited to release our job matching feature.
Matching leverages the information in your Himalayas profile to understand your skills, preferences, and experience, and shows you top remote opportunities that match your profile.
We hope this feature simplifies your job search process by making it easier to find and apply for your dream remote job. To get started, sign up to Himalayas, complete your profile, and check out your matches.

Support for continents and regions

Support for continents and regions

Support for continents and regions

One of the most common pieces of feedback we’ve received from employers is that they are often open to hiring across regions (or continents) but it’s quite time-consuming to include all the countries they’re open to hiring employees in.
In this release, we’re excited to announce that employers can now specify continents and regions when posting jobs on Himalayas. When you choose a region, we’ll automatically map it to the right time zones and countries for you, and your job will appear in all the right searches. This gives employers more control over the candidates they attract and makes it easier for talent to find relevant remote jobs.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Pressing tab now adds the first element in a list when no element is highlighted
  • Job seekers who sign up but don’t complete their profile will receive a standardized remote jobs newsletter
  • Optimized delivery of images in blog posts, job descriptions, and company descriptions to improve loading time
  • Added CTAs throughout the site to encourage job seekers to sign up
  • Updated Ghost to the latest version
  • Moved the ability to add a new skill or market to the bottom of the dropdown
  • Rich text menu now hides on focus-out
  • Fixed issue where images overflowed in rich text fields
  • Fixed major issue causing rounded images to not work on Chrome
  • Fixed an issue where job form error messages were not visible
  • Fixed various styling issues on Chrome

Himalayas for job seekers

Himalayas for job seekers

Himalayas for job seekers

Create a profile to highlight your skills, preferences, and experience and get personalized job recommendations in your inbox each week.
The more high-quality information you provide, the better chance you'll have of landing your dream role.
And we'll show your profile to top recruiters and companies who are searching for your specific skills.

Other fixes and improvements

  • You can select or upload a cover photo on your profile
  • After adding a new company, job seekers can add their logo by clicking on the placeholder image in the experience section
  • Improved onboarding for job seekers and employers
  • Improved consistency of line clamps across browsers
  • Various speed and mobility usability improvements like better catching
  • Improved suggested tags for job and company profiles
  • Improved heading recognition when pasting into rich text fields
  • Improved removal of white space when pasting into rich text fields
  • Added support for embedding Loom videos in rich text fields

Improved job search experience

Improved job search experience

Improved job search experience

We’ve made a couple of quality of life improvements to our search pages. You’ll no longer lose your position when you head back to your search from a job post, which makes it easier to keep track of the jobs you have and haven’t looked at.
You’ll also notice page titles update dynamically based on your searches.

Updated terms and conditions / privacy policy to support job seeker accounts

We have updated our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to allow us to support users creating job seeker accounts. The changes went into effect on September 1, 2022 and continued use of the Himalayas services after September 1, 2022 are subject to the updated Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Month and year fields are now type to search
  • Month, year, and location fields in forms now show all options, even if a value is pre-filled
  • Hitting escape on your keyword no longer closes modals if the focus is on an input element
  • Fixed issue causing verified tick to not be displayed in some situations
  • Switched CTAs to gray
  • Added whitelist for 1-2 letter skills

Job seeker account closed beta

Job seeker account closed beta

Job seeker account closed beta

We've released job seeker accounts in closed beta. Over the coming weeks, we'll be inviting people from the waitlist to create a free profile to highlight their skills, preferences, and experience, alongside salary expectations, working rights, and tech stack.
If you want to see what it'll look like check out Abi's or Jack's profile.
You can join the waitlist for the closed beta here.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Job seekers can now report jobs as expired
  • Improved design of social media icons
  • Improved design of navigation bar
  • Various security updates and improvement

Remote jobs RSS and API + new home page

Remote jobs RSS and API + new home page

Remote jobs RSS feed and API

We’ve created a public RSS feed and API so anyone can get the latest listings from Himalayas.
Anyone can use them to backfill job boards with remote jobs or you can use our RSS feed to stay up to date with the most recent remote jobs without clogging your inbox or social feeds. You just need to add the URL to a content aggregator of your choice.
You can read more about each of them by clicking the relevant link below:

New home page

We’ve made a large improvement to our home page. It’s now easy to get to where you need to go regardless of whether you’re looking for a remote job or hiring remote talent. You can also see the latest roles posted to Himalayas on desktop and tablet.
Companies who are thinking about creating a company profile or posting a job will be pleased to see our “For employers” section which outlines how many job seekers we attract each month (over 80,000!) as well as the features that are available on their company profile for free!

Location-based pages for jobs and companies

We’ve added dedicated pages to make it easy to find remote jobs and companies in your country. For example, it’s simple to find remote jobs in the United States or remote companies in Australia. You’ll also notice that you can now filter remote companies by countries.

Discover jobs in specific markets

There are now dedicated pages designed to make finding jobs by market or industries much easier. For example, remote SaaS Jobs, remote web3 jobs, or remote cybersecurity jobs.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added Instagram link to company profile
  • Optimized blog images to improve Core Web Vitals
  • Improved search algorithm to prioritize whole-phrase matching over partial matches
  • Switched image optimization system to self-hosted system
  • Fixed issue where the page wouldn’t scroll to the top after selecting a new page
  • Improved algorithm for expiring jobs
  • Switched from Segment and June to PostHog
  • Improved apply by email workflow
  • Updated dependencies
  • Fixed issue where back button was redirecting to the first page

New social sharing images

New social sharing images

New social sharing images

We’ve spent the last couple of weeks doing various design improvements and bug fixes. Our UI has been refined. We’ve also improved how our pages appear on social media to increase click-through rates and make it easier for people to see what the page is about.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed bug preventing draft pages from being previewed when no salary specified
  • Changed gray in our theme
  • Various security updates and improvements
  • Added company mission field to company edit page and companies database
  • Improved design and visibility of verification of companies
  • Re-added job skill/category suggestions and improved algorithm
  • Fixed issue causing banner links to not open in new tabs
  • Fixed issue causing people to be unable to create a new company if another company existed with the same name
  • Switched to using payment date rather than created date to order job cards
  • Updated design of company information and job information cards

Himalayas for job seekers waitlist

Himalayas for job seekers waitlist

Himalayas for job seekers waitlist

We’re working hard on job seeker accounts. You’ll be able to create a profile to highlight your skills and preference and receive personalized job recommendations. We’ll even highlight your profile to top remote companies searching for your specific skills. So you can sit back and have companies reach out to you. All for free.

Significant performance improvements

We’ve significantly improved our site speed and infrastructure stability.
We now use Render's autoscaling feature to increase or decrease the number of services we run based on average CPU and/or memory utilization. Autoscaling means we can handle increased load automatically without overprovisioning services during periods of lower demand. As instances increase, Render evenly distributes network request traffic to the various services to ensure a faster and more consistent experience.
We also started leveraging Redis for caching. Redis is a fast, open-source, in-memory, key-value data store.
Redis data resides in memory, enabling low latency and high throughput data access. Unlike traditional databases, in-memory data stores don't require a trip to disk, reducing engine latency to microseconds.
Redis helps us support an order of magnitude more operations and faster response times for users. We use Render's Managed Redis product.
In addition to autoscaling and Redis, we invested in Cloudflare Pro to improve how we serve images. We use Cloudflare Polish for lossless image optimization and Cloudflare Mirage to accelerate image loading

Other fixes and improvements

  • Switched image hosting to S3
  • Updated pagination and breadcrumbs styling
  • Improved image quality on home page
  • Improved visibility of footer column headers
  • Changed highlight color on site
  • Fixed issue causing new invites to clear existing fields
  • Minor padding updates for 404/500 pages
  • Removed hover state on badges that don’t link to anywhere
  • Removed unnecessary pagination border on company jobs pages
  • Fixed issue causing internal error when previewing jobs
  • Prevented overscroll on dropdown lists in Chrome, Firefox and Edge
  • Saving a job as draft no longer counts as completing the ‘post a job’ task
  • Improved transition of filter slideover on mobile
  • Added empty states to dropdown lists and tech stack page
  • Skill, category, and market dropdown lists now allow you to select multiple items easily
  • Truncated long email addresses in Himalayas Recruit

More filters and lazy loading for dropdowns

More filters and lazy loading for dropdowns

New filters to make it easier to find jobs and companies that fit your needs

If you’re looking for a remote job, you can now filter results by employee benefits and markets, alongside our existing time zone, country, company, salary, and type of work filters. These filters make it easy to find roles that match your needs and experience.
For example, you can now search for software engineering jobs with a 4-day workweek in the SaaS industry.
As part of this, we also improved the relevance of our job sorting algorithm.
If you’re researching remote companies, you can now filter by tech stack and employee benefits. This means you can easily find companies that use the tools and technology you love, with the employee benefits you need.
In addition to these improvements, we’ve removed the limit on our dropdown options and now lazy load suggestions as you scroll.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Switched image hosting to Cloudflare Images
  • Added applicantLocationRequirements to JobPosting schema
  • Added +X more button to tech stack summaries
  • Fixed bug causing work email to show instead of personal email in Himalayas Recruit
  • Transitioned Ghost to a headless CMS
  • Minor scaling optimizations
  • Added modal to crop non-square images
  • Minor padding, copy, and color improvements
  • Renamed tech stack category “Front Office” to “Marketing and Sales”
  • Renamed perk category “4-day work weeks (32h)” to “4-day workweeks”

Improvements to Himalayas Recruit

Improvements to Himalayas Recruit

We've made improvements to Himalayas Recruit

We’ve pushed out a significant improvement to Himalayas Recruit to improve company profile management and the job posting experience. Everything is now cleaner, faster, and more robust.
If you’re a user of Himalayas Recruit, you’ll see a progress indicator to show which steps you need to complete to finish your company profile, and you’ll also notice jobs can be saved as drafts and previewed before posting.
The final improvement we added is intelligent suggestions for skills, job categories, markets, and perks to make it even easier to manage your profile and post new jobs.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Masked application links to prevent scraping
  • Improved design of toast notifications
  • Added support for Google for Jobs indexing
  • Fixed issue causing salary filter to not work consistently with non-dollar currencies
  • Made modal transitions more consistent
  • Navigation no longer stutters on fade out in Chrome-based browsers
  • Improved heading hierarchy on the blog
  • Switched to US date format

Employee benefits and perks

Employee benefits and perks

Discover employee benefits and perks at hundreds of remote companies

We’ve added employee benefits and perks to our remote company profiles. This makes it easy to see whether a company offers health insurance, flexible working hours, paid parental leave, and a number of other benefits to their employees.
We’ve already got over 300 companies with employee benefits and perks information, and we’re working hard to gather the information for the rest.
For example, you might be interested in the employee benefits and perks that Zapier, Percona, VEED.IO, Airteam, Remote, or Webflow offer.
If you’re a remote employer and want to attract more candidates, create a free remote company profile on Himalayas today and give job seekers insight into what it’s like to work at your company and what they’ll get beyond a paycheck.

New articles

We’ve published a lot of articles since our last update:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added support for embedding YouTube and Vimeo videos in job descriptions and company profiles
  • Dropdown menus now appear centered underneath their corresponding menu items
  • Added gray background to advice homepage header
  • Fixed issue causing OG images to not load properly on LinkedIn
  • Improved the relevance of featured blog posts
  • Modified sorting algorithm of our top companies list to include only active jobs
  • Updated padding on home page
  • Fixed issue causing incorrect heights on h1s, h2s, and h3s
  • Added a hover state to badges
  • Reduced lag on transition animations
  • Significantly improved rendering speed of HTML loaded via AJAX
  • Fixed issue causing perks icon to not update when editing a perk
  • Fixed styling bug of breadcrumbs on mobile devices
  • Limited perk descriptions to 200 characters
  • Noindexed query pages
  • Updated Ruby to v3

Redesigned our blog to be more helpful to our readers

Redesigned our blog to be more helpful to our readers

Improved blog design

We’ve redesigned our blog to be more helpful to our readers. The goal is to make it the ultimate remote work resource by providing actionable advice to remote job seekers, employees, managers, and employers across a range of topics.
The best publications prioritize quality and depth over volume and breath, and we think readers deserve better than a reverse-chronological feed of posts.
The new design gives us more control over how we present and organize articles, creates a more consistent user experience, and lays the groundwork for future improvements.
You can now filter content by topic and intended audience in the left-hand sidebar, and next time you’re reading an article, you’ll notice a table of contents on the left-hand side that lets you jump to the parts of the post that matter most to you.
If you have any feedback about our new publication, please let us know.

New remote work articles

We’ve published a lot of articles since our last update:

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed issue causing multiple tabs to open on Safari when Cmd+T was pressed
  • Fixed bug where Read more buttons were not working on some browsers
  • Search filters now save after you view a job and press back
  • Switched linter to Trunk to simplify checking, testing, and merging of code

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

We invested some time this week improving the filters for jobs. This included fixing a bug where the salary slider would not work on mobile, updating the copy from clear to select all on the Job Type filter, and improving the format of numbers on the filter slide over on mobile.

New remote work articles

We’ve published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed bug causing blog post to not show up on the homepage
  • Improved URL validation for LinkedIn URLs
  • Added Head of Remoteto job categories
  • Fixed issue causing images to be deleted when clicked on in company profile form
  • Removed incomplete companies from search suggestions
  • Polished the UI of the perks modal for employers
  • Company link on company profile form now opens in new tab.
  • Added new perks: Flexible working hours, disability insurance, fertility benefits, company retreat, and get paid in crypto.

Autosave and faster forms

Autosave and faster forms

Autosave and faster forms

We spent the week continuing to improve the editing experience for company profiles. From now on your company profile will be automatically saved in the background while you edit it.
This means if you accidentally close the tab you won’t lose progress. You’ll also notice that forms submit without refreshing the page, which should make things feel faster.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed issue with overflowing lines in nav dropdown
  • Updated redirect for old stack URL
  • Removed incomplete companies from search autocomplete
  • Changed minimum job description to 100 words
  • Added placeholder text to rich text boxes

Improvements to company profile management

Improvements to company profile management

Improvements to company profile management

We spent the week improving the experience of creating and editing company profiles. This included improving the tab navigation of the edit company form, enhancing frontend and backend validation for perks, and a few minor style improvements.
We’ll be introducing autosave to company profiles soon, which means if you accidentally close the tab when you’re creating or editing your company profile you won’t lose progress.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed caching bug causing new companies to not be found in dropdowns
  • Fixed issue causing JavaScript to not work on the changelog
  • Enhanced automated process for refreshing jobs and removing expired jobs
  • Fixed issue causing incorrect canonical link to be chosen on company profile and tech stack pages

Perks and benefits

Perks and benefits

Added support for benefits and perks for employers

Employers can now add benefits and perks to their company profiles to help attract remote talent. Adding benefits and perks is another way for companies to tell their story and shine a spotlight on their culture.
If you’re a remote employer, let your benefits and perks do the talking for you. A truly ideal candidate will be just as interested in your company’s values, benefits, and perks as they are in the job description and tech stack. Take the time to outline what it’s like to work at your company and what they’ll get beyond a paycheck.
Create your free remote company profile today and get candidates excited to work with you before you’ve even met.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added support for bumping jobs to top of search
  • Fixed issue causing employers to be unable to create a new company
  • Updated Elasticsearch to OpenSearch
  • Updated OG images for the changelog and homepage
  • Removed unverified hiring managers from job form
  • Updated autocomplete to work again on JavaScript elements
  • Fixed issue causing autocomplete to filter out companies with the same name
  • Added comma as a delimiter to numbers on the homepage
  • Changed background color of transparent images to white
  • Fixed incorrect chevron color in nav dropdown

Search speed and accuracy improvements

Search speed and accuracy improvements

Speed improvements and more weighting to newer jobs

We’ve made significant progress this week optimizing the speed of the platform. Loading the homepage, searching for remote jobs, viewing individual jobs, and using our company profiles and tech stacks should be significantly faster. The speed improvements are really noticeable if you land on one of our skill- or job category-based pages, like pages on remote design jobs, remote developer jobs, or remote sales jobs.
A bunch of work went into this including improving our caching, lazy loading images, optimizing our search algorithm and image sizes, minimizing JavaScript requests, purging unnecessary CSS, and moving some tasks from synchronous to asynchronous.
We’ve also improved our search algorithm to place more weight on recently posted jobs, making it easier for you to be one of the first applicants.
If you have any feedback, please let us know.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed flicker on chevron on nav hover
  • Increased the clickable area in type to search results
  • Removed sticky sidebar on search pages
  • Fixed issue causing some employment types to be unselected when you pressed back in your browser
  • Fixed UI bug causing filter buttons to overflow outside the container

New social images

New social images

Speed is a feature

Based on your feedback on the release of Himalayas 2.0, we’re planning to focus primarily on performance improvements and speed over the next few weeks. This work will make Himalayas even nicer to use and make it faster to find jobs that are relevant to you.
Speed is a feature, one that we consider core to Himalayas and will continue to treat it as a top priority as we scale.
The first investment we have made into this is lazy loading images on our home page and significantly improving the time it takes to build and deploy the site. Improving our build time will significantly reduce the time it takes to upload and test new features, so it’s an important first step.

Updated social image style

In case you’re not aware when you post a job on Himalayas, we automatically share it on our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages, as well as in our community of remote workers. We wanted to make sharing any jobs or company profiles on social media as high-impact as possible so we’ve invested in automatically creating unique and beautiful images to go with each post. To see what they look like, check out our social media accounts or share a job with a friend or colleague!

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Updated Rails to the latest version
  • Fixed issue where URLs with trailing slashes weren’t redirected properly
  • Updated text copy in navigation dropdown
  • Updated headings on the company page
  • Increased size of text on pages
  • Fixed issue causing dropdowns to lose focus on initial load
  • Changed checkbox text weight to medium
  • Fixed caching issue where incorrect breadcrumb was shown on search pages
  • Reduced maximum container size from 1440px to 1280px
  • Improved clarity of small images
  • Fixed issue where canonical on page 1 was different to the base page
  • Improved transitions with modals
  • Added share link to company pages
  • Fixed issue where 404/500 pages were showing incorrect featured items

Himalayas 2.0

Himalayas 2.0

Taking Himalayas to the next level

We’re excited to announce the release of version 2.0 of Himalayas. This release includes significant improvements to our homepage, job search experience and job posts, as well as our remote company database and company profiles.
It’s faster than ever to find remote jobs, research remote companies, or manage your company profile.

New homepage

Our new homepage makes it easy to see the jobs that Himalayas can help you with. We’ve split the page into a few sections:
  • Find a remote job: Find exciting remote opportunities at fast-growing VC-backed companies to small bootstrapped businesses and use our sophisticated filtering to find remote roles that are hiring based on where you live.
  • Research remote companies: Find companies whose culture and mission match your values and use our in-depth company profiles to understand their perks, benefits, and tech stack before applying.
  • Hire remote talent: Create your free company profile, leverage our sophisticated job listings, and share your tech stack and company culture.
  • Go deeper on remote work: Read the latest from our blog and get actionable insights and advice regardless of whether you’re a remote job seeker, employee, or employer.

Job search experience

We’ve invested a lot into making our job search experience even better based on your feedback. You’ll see that we’ve moved all our filtering to the top of the page, added related searches, and made it easier to apply directly from the search. In addition to this, we’ve added user-friendly names to our time zone filtering to make it simple to filter down based on your time zone.
We’ve also improved the design and functionality of our job posts. It’s now easier to see the time zones or location requirements, job categories and skills, as well as additional information about the hiring company, including its tech stack.

Remote company database

To help you find remote companies whose culture and mission match your values, we’ve redesigned our remote company database, added related searches to make it simple to find new companies, and improved our company profiles.
When you look at a company’s profile, you’ll be able to quickly see an overview of the company, how many remote jobs they have open, and their tech stack.

Improvements to employer accounts

We’ve updated the design of the employer section of the site to make it easier to manage your company profile, add to your tech stack, and invite colleagues.

New content from the Himalayas blog

We’ve been hard at work writing up what we believe is the best content on remote work. New articles include:

Tech stacks

Tech stacks

Discover the tools and technology powering your favorite remote companies

For many remote job seekers knowing what languages and tools a company uses is a critical part of deciding whether or not to apply.
But traditionally this information has been hard to get without insider knowledge. That’s why we’re excited to be adding tech stacks to our company profiles.
Job seekers can now see what programming languages, SaaS tools, and other technologies a company uses. This makes it simple to figure out whether a company is a good fit for your existing skill set or preferences. For example, check out the technology behind Himalayas, Zapier, or Webflow.
If you’re looking to hire remote talent through Himalayas, we highly recommend adding your tech stack. It only takes a few minutes to add and you’ll get more relevant candidates interested in joining your company.

Other fixes and improvements

Speed is a feature

Speed is a feature

Faster search suggestions

Speed is a feature, and while we try to pay attention to performance when adding new functionality, things can still get slow. Now and then, we need to look at critical parts of the site and refactor or re-architect portions to make it faster.
This time around, we took a look at our search suggestion performance.
We concentrated our efforts around:
  • Refactoring and optimizing how we load suggestions
  • Switching from backend to frontend loading of suggestions
  • Allowing substring searches
This resulted in a big improvement in suggestion times meaning you’ll spend less time finding the right search queries and more time finding your next remote job.

Career advice for remote workers

We’re launching our blog focused on career advice for remote workers. The first four posts are:
  1. How to get a job at a startup
  2. How to use the STAR method to ace behavioral interview questions
  3. The best questions to ask in an interview
  4. Behavioral interview questions to prep for
We plan to invest heavily in making it the best place to learn how to get and excel at a remote job. If you have anything you’d like us to cover, please send us a note.

Himalayas community

We’ve also launched our Discord community where you can talk directly to us, the founders of Himalayas, as well as remote job seekers and employers.
Join our community today! We can’t wait to meet you and hear how we can help. :)

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed issue causing dropdown boxes to open and be shown on page load
  • Fixed padding on company pages for companies with no active jobs
  • Updated navigation and footer styling
  • Fixed spelling mistake on our pricing page
  • Fixed bug where an internal error would occur if a company had no markets or a job had no categories

Honey, I'm home

Honey, I'm home

New homepage

Today we’re launching our new homepage. You can search for jobs, explore open roles in popular remote work categories, or dive deep into our featured remote company profiles.

Quick filters

We’ve added quick filters to the desktop version of the site to make it easy to jump between popular remote work categories like developer, sales, product, marketing, design, finance, and customer service.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Updated CTA on pricing page from sign up to post a job.
  • Added home page, terms, privacy, pricing, and other pages to sitemap
  • Updated sitemap to only include completed company profiles
  • Fixed issue causing company logos to be misaligned on job cards
  • Improved slug generation to be more user friendly
  • Changed nav to dropdown on hover
  • Restyled checkboxes to be more consistent with radio buttons
  • Fixed formatting issues for pricing page on mobile
  • Fixed issue causing breadcrumbs to show dashes rather than spaces

Is anybody out there?

Is anybody out there?

We want to hear from you

Hearing from you is a key part of how we improve Himalayas. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to provide feedback and that’s why we’re excited to introduce our new feedback tool.
You can now quickly file a bug report or make a feature request from any page by clicking on Feedback in the top nav. Any feedback you provide will help make Himalayas better for everyone, we can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added ability to sort companies by number of active jobs
  • Fixed issue causing long job titles to overflow on the employer dashboard
  • Added ability to remove working permit when editing jobs
  • Fixed spacing issues on pricing page
  • Updated sender name on emails so they appear as Himalayas in your inbox
  • Fixed issue causing LinkedIn username to be rejected if it had a trailing /

Create your company profile today

Create your company profile today

Employer accounts

We’re rolling out our new employer dashboard which lets you create or claim an existing company profile, post new and manage existing jobs, and invite colleagues to manage your Himalayas account.
Create or claim your company profile today and start posting jobs to get in front of the most responsive, remote-read talent looking to get hired right now.
Pricing is simple: Your first 3 jobs are $1 each, after that it’s a flat $29 per post. Jobs are live for 30 days, branded with your company logo, and we’ll contribute 10% of your purchase to removing CO₂ from the atmosphere. There are no recurring or hidden costs and no complicated upsells.
Restrict roles to specific geographies or timezones and let job seekers filter themselves out so you don’t have to.
The employer dashboard gives you access to in-depth insights into how your job posts are performing and lets you edit jobs or update your company profile whenever you like.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added pricing page
  • Improved nav bar to show popular job categories and companies with the most active jobs on Himalayas
  • Added working permit indicator to search pages, individual jobs, and filtering
  • Added email capture to search pages, job pages, and company pages
  • Fixed issue causing breadcrumbs on job pages to render incorrectly

Sugar, spice, and everything nice

Sugar, spice, and everything nice

We're back

We're back after two months off. To celebrate, we spent the week fixing a bunch of bugs and cleaning up some design inconsistencies we just weren't happy with.
We want using Himalayas to feel like magic, so we'll continue to sweat the details. The average job board looks like it hasn't been updated in a decade. Our goal is to make our software frictionless, simple, and fast. We've got a long way to go but we're happy with where we're headed.
This work also paves the way for our next big feature: employer accounts. We're excited to share what we've been up to, and we're even more excited to welcome our first employers to the platform.
With employer accounts, you'll be able to sign up, create a new or claim an existing company profile, and manage job posts. If you want a sneak preview, or just want to learn more about posting to Himalayas, please reach out at [email protected]

Other improvements and fixes

  • Hide clear on search and filter box until an input
  • Reduced padding from 16px to 8px when pills wrap to a new line in the filter panel
  • Improve primary and secondary button hover states
  • Improve filter panel for mobiles
  • Fixed issue causing back arrow to not work properly on our job and company search pages
  • Fixed Renderton to serve a static version of the site for web crawlers
  • Reduced bottom margin on the pagination element on tablet and mobile from 160px to 128px and 80px
  • Increased clickability of page numbers by increasing padding
  • Improved hover state of page numbers
  • cmd + click on similar jobs cards now opens in new tab
  • Fixed issue where category pages showed pill under skills rather than categories
  • Keyboard now hides on mobile when you select an option from autocomplete menus
  • Improved accessibly of icons on /jobs and /companies
  • Fixed issue page body would scroll when the filter panel is open on mobile
  • Reduced padding on buttons from 20px to 16px
  • Added new button size to delineate between primary and secondary actions
  • Improved tertiary button to job and company cards
  • Fixed padding and margin inconsistencies on /changelog
  • Dropdown text now becomes bold as you type

Page after page

Page after page

Pagination

We’re continuing to expand our search functionality. On top of faster load times and better search suggestions, we have added pagination. As you’re searching for a remote job, it’s often easier to know how many jobs you’ve looked at and how you have to go. Now you can.
To see pagination for yourself by searching for a remote job. We plan to make it even easier to save and share your job searches in the future too. This is especially handy if you want to share a specific search with a friend.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Fixed issue that caused feedback button to not work
  • Fixed issue where caching would cause company pages to not show header
  • Fixed issue prevent new jobs from being shared on social media

Gotta go fast

Gotta go fast

Faster load times

Over the past week we made significant updates to our load times. The most notable change is that we now cache search results. This makes it faster to search for jobs, which means less time looking at skeleton components and more time finding your next remote job.

Better search suggestions

We now bold the text that matches your query and provide typeahead search suggestions for remote companies in our company search. This means you can now search by market, company name, or free text.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Improved timezone preference section of individual job posts
  • Fixed issue where timestamps on job posts appeared as NaN on Safari
  • Fixed issue where company market pages linked to 404s in breadcrumbs
  • Fixed issue where + and - caused search to break
  • Fixed issue where multiple meta descriptions were available
  • Fixed issue causing structured data on jobs pages to be unparseable

Search search baby

Search search baby

Faster, better designed search

We sped up our search suggestions making it faster than ever to find jobs that are relevant to you. We’ve also added your current text as a result underneath the main search and suggestions now highlight the part that matches your query.
Additionally, job category now have their own icons, making it even easier to see which suggestions fit your criteria. Each job category badge now has its own color, another simple way for you to quickly delineate between different jobs.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Updated changelog open graph image
  • Fixed issue where period would cause open graph images to not render properly
  • Fixed issue where Euclid font was not rendering on mobile devices
  • Badge text now overflows vertically rather than horizontally

Sorry! No results found.

Sorry! No results found.

Empty states matter

There’s nothing worse than not finding what you’re looking for. That’s why we spent last week designing and building an easy-to-understand empty state for our search. Ideally, you’ll never see this screen but if you do, we want it to be a nice experience. We hope you like it.

Dynamic rendering

We’ve implemented dynamic rendering to help get jobs in front of more eyeballs. It’s still difficult for search engines to process JavaScript, some aren’t able to process it successfully or immediately. This means pages can take longer to rank or not rank at all.
Dynamic rendering means we switch between client-side rendered for you and pre-rendered content for search engines. Whenever we receive a request, we look at the user agent to determine if it’s coming from a search engine or a regular user:
  • If the request is coming from a search engine, the response is proxied through a headless browser that pre-renders it.
  • If the request is coming from a regular user like you, the response is rendered client-side.

Support for Google Jobs

To make it easier for job seekers to discover jobs posted on Himalayas, we’ve added structure data to all job posts. This means our jobs can appear in Google Search, improving discoverability for job posters.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Fixed search to deprioritize companies with no jobs
  • To support longer job titles search results now stack vertically on mobile
  • Fixed an issue where Chatwoot would not display properly on mobile
  • Improved readability of badges in filter panel by increasing font size from 12px — 14px and padding-left and padding-right from 10px — 12px
  • Fixed issue where dot points in job posts running over two lines were not respecting indentation
  • Fixed issue where Sydney timezone was displaying as 10.0 rather than (UTC 10.00): Sydney

Is this thing on?

Is this thing on?

Find your next remote job with Himalayas

We're live! You can now search for jobs on Himalayas. This is our first release and we're super excited to show you what we've built and where we're going next. Our search lets you find jobs by keywords, timezone, job categories, salary, type of work, and company. The plan is to continue tinkering with our search and improve it based on your feedback. You can give us feedback by clicking "Feedback" in the top nav or by starting a chat with us. We can't wait to hear from you!

Explore remote companies

We've got a database of 800+ remote companies that you can filter by keyword, hiring location, and markets. We'll be adding more companies over time and you'll be able to claim your company profile and post jobs very soon.

Find your dream job

Sign up now and join thousands of other remote workers who receive personalized job alerts, curated job matches, and more for free!

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Himalayas profile for an example user named Frankie Sullivan